Reward offered in downtown ‘suspicious death’

Police are trying to develop a timeline of the man's night

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A reward is being offered for anyone who can help detectives solve a ‘suspicious death’ after a man was found badly injured.

Marvin Lee Holiday, 54, was found at the intersection of Northwest 6th Avenue and Flanders last Thursday around 10:20 p.m. Officials told KOIN 6 News that firefighters were initially dispatched on reports of a medical call and then police were dispatched a short time later.

When police arrived, they learned that Holiday’s injures were very serious and he was rushed to a local hospital, but he later died.

Homicide detectives were notified within a half hour of the initial report, officials said.

Investigators believe that Holiday had been assaulted earlier in the evening in the same general area.

Police are attempting to piece together a timeline of Holiday’s activities on June 4. They are also trying to track down anyone who may have information on any altercations.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office said – at the request of the Portland Police Bureau – it could not release information on Holiday’s autopsy report. PPB also declined to release specific details of the death, citing the ongoing nature of the investigation.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest in the case.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call 503.823.HELP

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